Tag: clergy sexual abuse

Priest known for spiritual writing, retreats leads reflection on a holy Church in midst of scandal

Priest known for spiritual writing, retreats leads reflection on a holy Church in midst of scandal

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up, the Catholic Church through God’s faithfulness and mercy remains and always will be holy.

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Ramsey County attorney joins parishioners at restorative justice session

Ramsey County attorney joins parishioners at restorative justice session

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four years ago, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s office filed criminal and civil charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children in the sexual abuse case of then-Father Curtis Wehmeyer.

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German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the Sept. 12 leak of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period.

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Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

| Matthew Gambino | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses are supporting creation of an independent fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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New York latest to launch probe of church sex abuse records

New York latest to launch probe of church sex abuse records

| September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy, and at least two of the state’s eight dioceses confirmed receiving subpoenas seeking access to its records.

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”

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Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

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Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

| Ann Rodgers | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh expressed sorrow and apologized to young victims of clergy sexual abuse, while explaining his diocese’s 30-year record of working to remove offenders, assist victims and prevent further abuse.

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Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

| Simon Caldwell | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The “appalling sexual abuse” of children as young as 7 was covered up in two leading Benedictine-run schools in England to protect the reputations of predatory monks, a government-backed investigation concluded.

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O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called for “three specific actions” to immediately address allegations of sexual abuse of minors and “sexual improprieties” with seminarians made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, starting with “a fair and rapid adjudication of these accusations.”

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